De La Salle first school in Dundalk to win National Wellread Award

The students promoted a reading culture within the entire school community

Tia Clarke

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Angela McGinn (school librarian), Liz Mulroy (English teacher) and students Tiernan Dowdall, Emmanuel Ntemuse, Geordan Richardson and Jack Cassidy

A group of students from De La Salle College, Dundalk have been awarded a 'National Wellread Award'. 

The school is the first in Dundalk to receive the prestigious award for promoting a reading culture within the entire school community.

The group traveled to the City West Hotel to receive the reward for their two-year long project to involve teachers, students, ancillary school staff, parents, and the wider community in reading-related activities.

De La Salle's book club and steering committee initiated the campaign by setting up reading tables throughout the school, organizing book quizzes, poster competitions, teachers book reviews, guest speakers and holding ‘Drop Everything and Read’ announcements throughout the school day.

A spokeswoman for the De La Salle College said: “This prestigious award, combined with the ‘Accelerated Reader’ programme which is currently in use in the school, ensures that DLS College students can look forward to a bright future, one where they will continue to build on and foster a positive reading ethos among all.”